May 24, 2016
By Shirley Washington
The Hispanic-Latino population in the Show-Me-State is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, it increased 79% in just ten years. That's one reason a unique school is opening its doors in Eureka, MO to help bridge the communications gap.
Sarah Urban is a 2010 graduate of Eureka High School and a certified Spanish teacher. She is about to open Sarah's Spanish School on June 1, 2016. The school will offer non-traditional Spanish classes for people of all ages.
While the U.S. Census shows California, Texas, and Florida have the largest Hispanic-Latino populations in the country, Missouri's is growing rapidly, jumping from 118,617 in 2000 to 212,500 in 2010.
Vanessa Garcia, assistant director of the Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce, says the St. Louis region is also impacted by the growth and that the Hispanic population has spread throughout the city to St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and beyond. It has even spread into Illinois.